5 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

life, genuine, birth

  • to live, to exist
  • to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.)
  • to arrange (flowers), to plant
  • to be born
  • birth, birthplace
  • to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs)
  • -う
  • to be born
  • うまれ
  • to grow, to spring up
  • to grow, to spring up, to sprout
  • to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • pure, undiluted, raw
  • raw, uncooked, fresh
  • なま-
  • to bear fruit
  • to have a child
  • to grow (of moss, etc.)
  • life, living
  • ショ
    life, living
  • あさ
  • いき
  • いく
    vital, virile, lively
  • いけ
  • innocent, naive, unsophisticated
  • うまい
  • おい
  • ぎゅう
  • くるみ
  • ごせ
  • じょう
  • すぎ
  • そう
  • ちる
  • なば
  • にう
  • にゅう
  • area of thick growth (of trees, grass, etc.)
  • もう
  • よい
  • りゅう

Character Breakdown

life, genuine, birth
い.きる う.まれる セイ (1st, N5)

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Unicode hex code 751F
JIS X 0208 1-32-24
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 0a5.29
Four corner code 2510.0
De Roo Code 2472